Title: Senior Vice President, Comparitive Data and Informatics, University HealthSystem Consortium
Specialty Area: Health Law
Steve Meurer is University HealthSystem’s Senior Vice President for Comparative Data and Informatics, a position he has held since April of 2007. Dr. Meurer’s background includes 15 years of healthcare administration experience, including the Chief Quality & Information Officer at the DeKalb Regional Healthcare System in Atlanta and the Vice President of Operations and Performance Improvement at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Dr. Meurer has spent time in increasing roles of responsibility at a number of organizations, including the Orlando Regional Healthcare System, University Pittsburgh Healthcare System and BJC Healthcare. Dr. Meurer’s passion is in understanding and promoting improvement, and the role of data in those efforts. He has published a number of articles and speaks regularly on this topic. In addition, Dr Meurer has taught quality to Masters students at Loyola (Chicago), Rush, Georgia Tech and Georgia State.
After his first 10 years in healthcare administration, Dr. Meurer decided to fuel his passion for using data to motivate improvement by going back to school at St Louis University. There, he received a PhD in Health Services Research and his dissertation was entitled ‘Quality Improvement Implementation in Hospitals’. Dr. Meurer also holds two Masters (an MBA and an MHS) from the University of Florida and a BA in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross.
B.A., College of the Holy Cross
M.B.A., University of Florida
M.H.S., University of Florida
Ph.D., St. Louis University